Special Issue "Basic and Translational Research on Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy – Selection Papers from The 8th Symposium on Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy (SACII)"

A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2023 | Viewed by 231

Special Issue Editors

2nd Department of Pathology, “Attikon” University Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: pathology; cancer pathology; colorectal cancer; lung cancer; pancreatic cancer; breast cancer; inflammation; infectious agents; cell cycle; metabolism
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Experimental Tumor Immunology, University of Würzburg Medical School, Josef-Schneider Strasse 4, 97080 Würzburg, Germany
Interests: tumor immune escape; cancer immunotherapy; new immune checkpoint blockers; cancer stem cells; GDF-15; TGF-beta; non-classical MHC molecules

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), more than a decade ago, has offered a paradigm shift for cancer immunotherapy, inducing effective and long-lasting clinical responses for many patients suffering from various types of cancer. Since that time, a combination of ICIs with other treatment modalities including cellular therapies, molecular targeted therapies, and cancer vaccines have provided added values expanding the impact of immunotherapies for cancer. Despite this success, many patients are refractive to immunotherapies, which highlights the need for finding ways to predict patient clinical responses to treatment. The 8th Symposium on Advances in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy (SACII) (http://www.sacii-greece.org) which will hold on 1–3 December 2022 in Athens is focused on the most recent advances in immuno-oncology. The SACII was an interactive meeting which was planned to include multidisciplinary issues of cancer immunology and immunotherapy spanning basic and translational research with the ultimate goal of the design of the most effective cancer therapeutic strategies. The topics discussed aimed at the improvement of our understanding of methods to harness the adaptive as well as the innate immune system to fight against cancer progression. The scientific program was designed to expand our knowledge of (a) predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapies; (b) improvements on mechanisms of action for immunotherapeutic treatments in the treatment of malignancy; (c) results from clinical trials investigating the efficacy and safety of cancer immunotherapy regimens; and (d) strategies for immunomodulation, counteracting resistance and mitigating adverse events. The conference featured world-renowned national and international oncologists and researchers who are experts in basic and translational research and clinical trials, who provided their insights into the topics above in an effort to better understand tumor evolution and design improved treatment strategies. Our Special Issue will publish research and clinical studies which were presented during this conference.

Dr. Constantin N. Baxevanis
Dr. Ioannis Pateras
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wischhusen
Guest Editors

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